Friday, February 09, 2007

T.H.A.N.K. Y.O.U. !!!!

I am home from the hospital ...

and both proceedures went

EXCEPTIONALLY WELL!

If I don't have an incident of irregular heartbeat for the next two months.....doc says that it is corrected for life! OMGoodness...........

I have NO IDEA what

that will be like!
Having my medicine strapped to my leg for the past 20+ years......Having to remember to take it with me EVERYWHERE (just in case) has been the order of every day.
This second proceedure that I went through at 7:00am this morning was to correct the irregular beating. Sometimes it was go on for an hour or two....racing at 212 beats per minute (my normal beat is about 74/min.)
The doctor is a specialist in the electrical component of the heart. He put 5 sensors up through an artery in my groin....attaching them to different areas of the heart. Through the other artery in my right groin he put a lassar like contraption that would eventually blast a a piece out of the path that had formed in the electrical chain that regulates the beat! Once everything was in there, he made the heart go into tachacardia and watched to see where the path had developed. Once located....he blasted it with a lassar like ray, breaking the path causing the heart to revert back to the regular heartbeat! Very complicated and very poor explanation. Once both proceedures were complete I had to lay flat on my back for 8 hrs. not moving my legs or body! This was probably the hardest part! Since they had punctured my major artery it is important to get that coagulated before I could leave. They told me that if it started bleeding you could bleed to death in short time:0 I finally arrived home at 9:30 tonight to find this Legacy Mag. awaiting me in the mailbox! I have several pieces in this issue and it just added to the excitement of the day!
Thank You
for
writing
such words of hope and encouragement!
Thank you for your prayers!
Sweet blogging friends...
I can't tell you how much your comments mean to me:)



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18 comments:

Dawn said...

You brave girl!!! I am soooo glad things went well!!
I am amazed at what can be done to correct things now.

lindaharre said...

Me too Dawn:)

Denise said...

Fantastic news from you this morning Linda.
I am so glad its done and over and you can get back to normal now and making beautiful art again.
Congratulations on yet another magazine showing your wonderful art.

CindyB said...

I'm so glad everything went well!! I can't imagine what you've gone through all these years.

Yes, lying flat on your back for 8 hours is the worst part of it!! (I've had 4 angiogram procdures.)Isn't medical science amazing?

Cindy

Becky said...

congratulations on both- your health and the mag- spectacular! and btw- the floor is in and looks fab! of course now that everything is new- the cabinets that i thought were just fine, look awful!
ho hum...
great news all around linda-
love, becky

kathywas said...

Congratulations on the success of your surgical procedure. I wish you continued health for the future.

Congrats, also, on the magazine publication! Your artwork looks spectacular!

ArtsyMama said...

Yay.....so glad! You made me smile:)

Jill said...

So glad to hear that all went well. 8 hours on your back....sounds....not fun. But I am sure it was worth it!!!
Already read Legacy!!!! Wow! You are sumthin girl!!!!
Take it easy!

Laura said...

Glad you are home safe and sound!!! and as I was recuperating today from a sore throat I read this Legacy magazine and your art warmed my heart!!!!!

Joan said...

So relieved to hear all went well. How wonderful for you to have the probability of being med-free! And only you, Linda, would come home from an all-day hospital stay and be coherent and strong enough to post not only the details of your procedure, but also pics of your Legacy article!! You are something else, girl!

Cathy said...

I am so happy to hear that all is well. You've been in my thoughts and prayers. Congratulations on yet another publication opportunity; you and your artwork is so inspiring!

nelda said...

Congratulations, Linda! So glad your surgeries went well. I prayed for you. What an amazing procedure. Your article is splendid!

Artist in Progress said...

Happy everything went well, I hope it does the trick. Take care of yourself. Congrats on the Legacy spread, I will have to get a copy. Love your artwork.

Vintage Collage & Quilts said...

Linda, Scary stuff! Glad everything went so well. Congrats on your surgery & congrats on Legacy!

One Crabapple said...

oh my dear lawrd ! To think you have been going thru all of this and I did not know !!!

Linda Good Grief I was shocked !

I am so happy for you and know that this must be such a blessing to have modern science taking care of you this way ! I am still just so stunned.

How in the world did you stand having your heart RACE like that....how scarey ! And you taking care of all these grand babies and having celebrations all of the time!
whewwww you really are an inspiration , no doubt !!!

I am glad you are doing well and that it went so smoothly. How the heck did you ever manage to lay still that long ???

I am excited about the magazine. Once I get over the shock of this whole surgery surprise and your heart issue....I will let that sink in !!!

WOW ! Congratulations on all fronts!

That is SOME HeARTwork !!! And just in time for HEART DAY ! you got yours fixed !

Love (lots and lots !)
S.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

glad to hear things went well!
congrats on the newest article, I still need to pick up my copy!

Carol said...

Awe such good news Linda! I'm very happy for you! And congratulations on your lates publishing at Legacy! :D

jenny holiday said...

My goodness Linda! What an incredible situation..to say the least! Best Best Best Wishes to you!! You seem to be in great spirits!! So inspiring!

I just adore your work to bits!! So so sweet and magical!!

Thank you so much for all that you share!!

Lots of luv!
xoxo Jenny